..and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing.. (Mal.3:10)
I wonder how many of us are aware that God always does things in an atmosphere? God always moves in an atmosphere. He manifests His presence in an atmosphere. Even Jesus needed the atmosphere to perform His miracles. The power of God was present to heal (Luke 15:17).
Christians often speak about the glory of God, they say we are entering His glory or we are experiencing His glory.
The glory of God and His presence is often used to mean the intense, tangible presence of God beyond the usual normal experience. It could be defined as the revelation of the presence of God. It could also be defined as the manifestation of His presence. He is glory. He is everywhere; when His glory comes down, it’s like Heaven’s atmosphere coming down to us, a taste of His manifest presence. You see, the presence of God and the manifest presence of God are two different things. When the Glory of God starts to manifest, you bet, supernatural things starts to happen!
Your spiritual temperature can draw God’s power to move mountains for you. This obviously sets the atmosphere for open Heavens. We must understand that the finished work of the cross of Calvary is the sustaining power of victory for each one of us. This is the awesome truth that many of us fail to grasp and instead we become performance-driven instead of faith-driven. We go back under the law trying to prove to God that we deserved to be blessed when in actual fact we are already blessed! We just need to worship and thank God for this glorious inheritance made available to us and begin to tap into this blessing.
HINDERANCE FOR GOD TO WORK BECAUSE OF LACK OF COOPERATION ON OUR PART
The problem with humans is that a lack of a crucified life, allow different emotional seasons to overrule our balance at times. As a matter of fact we abode the will of God in our lives.
When we are encountering various pressures in life. When darkness seems to abound, and the heavens seems to look like brass. When everything around you seems hopeless and helpless. I am sure most of us have gone through such a time as this when everything went wrong.
The question is: Do you praise God in the good times as well as the bad times? God wants us to praise Him even in the darkest of times. Not only does He want us to praise Him but He wants us to trust Him. Anybody can ‘praise’ God in good times, but trusting Him in tough times speaks how much faith you have in Him. David praised God in good times as well as bad times. He had his ups and downs in life but he never gave up on God (Psalms 145).
Have you ever realized that whenever we go through tough times, we allow our circumstances to overrule and dictate our mood and thus create hindrances for God to work in whatever crisis we are facing? The problem is we don’t give God space to work in our life in such circumstances. In other words we literally twist the arm of God; we dictate terms to Him hindering the destiny of God’s direction in our situation.
You know what? If we let our problems and situations, overrule our spirit – then we are unable to create the divine atmosphere for a miracle or a breakthrough that God wants to do in our life.
A CLEVER IDEA IS NOT A GOD IDEA
Your spirit is the most vital part of yourself because it is this faculty that influences every other area of our life. It is when your spirit is at peace with God you increase your spiritual temperature to be connected to God. When you are able to communicate with Him at this level, every healing, breakthrough and restoration in your soul and body takes place.
God is concerned for you and your problems but He is waiting on you to shift your level of faith to a different level of atmosphere where the anointing to break yokes flows, so that He can work with you.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. “(Isaiah 10:27)
You must understand that this atmosphere that you are shifting into is not an atmosphere of “business as usual.” It is not a religious atmosphere of work performance. This is a spiritual atmosphere of extraordinary expectancy and excitement, believing for great things to happen. How do you come into this atmosphere?
Do you come expecting the Lord to show up? Do you come expecting God to move on your behalf? Do you come because you just want to feel the presence of the Lord? Or do you come expecting God to reveal more of Himself to you and speak to your present condition?
We should be looking forward to the Holy Ghost taking charge of each and every area of our life and letting Him have His way in this atmosphere.
God wants your co-operation to execute His purpose and plan in your life whether it’s a healing, breakthrough or miracle.
GOD WILL RESPOND TO A PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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